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Disco 2000

The Y2K aesthetic: who knew the look of the year 2000 would endure?
posted by Artw on May 19, 2016 - 62 comments

A beacon, shining in the darkness of a world left behind...

The Online Legacy of a Suicide Cult and the Webmasters Who Stayed Behind. A short history of the Heaven's Gate Millenarian Cult and the (ex?) members who still keep the page running seventeen years after their last contact with the leader and members.
posted by 1f2frfbf on Sep 17, 2014 - 14 comments

Please take the wheel

A very short history of The Rapture
posted by Artw on Jul 25, 2012 - 88 comments

Just the snark is worth the read

One week. Two development summits. Hundreds of heads of state, development luminaries, CEOs, and social entrepreneurs. Celebrity star power (pdf). No poor people. Aid Watch spent three days trying to make sense of the greatest show on earth to help the world’s lowest.
posted by The Lady is a designer on Sep 24, 2010 - 9 comments


The Millenium is approaching. In a little under two hours, the Millenium will dawn again - in Ethiopia. [more inside]
posted by Myeral on Sep 11, 2007 - 23 comments

UK millenium engineering projects

I recently rode the Falkirk Wheel, perhaps the least well known of a number of UK projects marking the Millenium, which fuse stunning design with ingenious engineering. [more inside]
posted by gravelshoes on Nov 30, 2002 - 17 comments

What ever happened to ultraprosperity?

What ever happened to ultraprosperity? This 1999 article written on the middle of dotcom stocktopia may make you laugh, cry or keep scratching your head, at least. Now, where's the "ultraprosperity" we were promised when we need it the most - right now- us balancing in the verge of recession, burst bubbles and nonstop layoffs?
posted by betobeto on Aug 4, 2001 - 8 comments

London's Millennium Dome

London's Millennium Dome for sale, or at least its contents, which are being auctioned today at bargain-basement prices (view live online here.) Meanwhile former Dome boss PY Gerbeau, hoping to buy the attraction itself, wins an injunction to remove hundreds of items from the auction. This photostory shows the carnage as the Dome's insides are ripped out in preparation for this year's biggest yard sale: a sad and humiliating end.
posted by tobyslater on Feb 27, 2001 - 7 comments

Here's a site that has screencaps of all the Y2K errors found on popular websites.

Here's a site that has screencaps of all the Y2K errors found on popular websites. It all goes back to a client side dating done with javascript, using the getYear() functions. Turns out that after 2k, the date is reported as four digits instead of two. I try to stick with server side solutions instead.
posted by mathowie on Jan 3, 2000 - 1 comment

Have you helped name the next decade yet? I personally prefer 'the empties'.
posted by grant on Nov 20, 1999 - 1 comment

Urge everyone to upgrade their browsers.

Urge everyone to upgrade their browsers. Why? Well many of the older browsers out there have Y2K problems.
posted by mathowie on Aug 11, 1999 - 0 comments

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